8 Must-See North Carolina Haunted Houses in 2023

If you love Halloween haunted house attractions, you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 56 spooky haunts listed in North Carolina, including twisted trails, haunted hayrides, home haunts, corn mazes, and more!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular haunted houses on our website that you don’t want to miss this season!


8. Extreme Fear ScareGrounds – Kinson, NC

Extreme Fear ScareGrounds opens for the 2023 season starting September 22nd. New this year is Midway Madness and The Basement Escape! You can also experience Mayhem 3D, Nixon Asylum, and Insanity at the ScareGrounds.

To read more about the experience, check out Team Jefferson Starship‘s 2022 review HERE.


7. Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction – Rockwell, NC

Boogerwoods is an entertaining haunt in the Carolinas that is put on all for finding the cure for cystic fibrosis. New for 2023 are the Mineshaft, Backwoods Theater, Boogerassic Park, Booger Labs, Earl’s Small Engine Repair, the Pirate Ship, and more! Opening night is October 13th.


6. Lake Hickory Haunts – Hickory, NC

Lake Hickory Haunts Square

Lake Hickory Haunts is a haunted theme park featuring 13 haunted attractions and more. New for 2023 is the Big Top Circus, a massive midway expansion, and the Ghost Town. Opening night is September 16th.

Check out Team Jefferson Starship‘s 2022 review for more info HERE.


5. Panic Attack Haunted Attraction – Nakina, NC

Panic Attack is a winding walk through differently-themed sections that will give you chills! For 2023, they have a new addition, Twisted Tales, Scary FairyTales! The limits will be pushed, and lines will be crossed!

Check out Team Jefferson Starship‘s 2022 review HERE.


4. The Haunted Farm – Hendersonville, NC

The Haunted Farm is celebrating 13 years of terror! “The haunted farm sits on a mysterious stretch of land where locals claim an age-old blood feud between two families has devastated the local farming community. “

To learn more about the experience, check out Team Jefferson Starship‘s 2022 review HERE.


3. Kersey Valley Spookywoods – Archdale, NC

Kersey Valley SpookyWoods Haunted Attraction is a multi-element show that offers a thrilling experience for all horror enthusiasts. From multiple haunted houses, a dark tram ride, icons of horror lurking about, a cornfield laser maze, a midway, and more, we’re sure there’s something for haunt lovers of all types here. Their season begins September 15th.


2. Woods of Terror – Greensboro, NC

Woods of Terror is a haunted thrill park featuring over 16 terrifying haunted attractions with one ticket! They also have a monster midway filled with games, food, and fun! Get your scream on starting September 16th!


1. Nightmare Factory – Havelock, NC

Nightmare Factory is eastern NC’s premier haunted attraction! If you’re looking for a fantastic night of entertainment, fun, and fear, this is your stop. Their doors open starting September 29th.

For more information, check out Team Jefferson Starship‘s 2022 review HERE.


For a full list of all scary attractions in North Carolina, please visit our North Carolina Haunted House Directory

Now get out there and STAY SCARY!


Note from the editors:
This list is not a top haunts list. We are not saying these are the best or scariest haunts in the state or the only ones you should visit. It would be best if you considered these when making your Halloween season plans, as they are some of the most popular amongst our reviewers and our site visitors.

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